There have been 16 murders in the past five days. So far this year 193 murders have occurred, most by illegal guns. I feel even one murder is too many. There were seven since Friday, the victims including children, clubgoers, a shopkeeper and a husband. In Queens this weekend threemen were killed with an AK-47 and about63 shots were fired.
There are those like the ACLU who complain that civil rights are being violated by the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy. But I wonder if they lost one of their loved ones due to illegal guns, might they say, “Why is more not being done?” Talking about civil rights, what of those being murdered? Didn’t they have civil rights too?
Let me also point out our Finest are doing their best and are being shot at and wounded in the line of duty trying to protect us. Illegal guns must be stopped and taken off the street, along with those carrying them.
Here’s one idea: If you know someone with an illegal gun, report him to the police because the life you save could be your own.